Definitions for garbleˈgɑr bəl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
gar•bleˈgɑr bəl(v.; n.)-bled, -bling
(v.t.)to confuse unintentionally or ignorantly; jumble:
to garble instructions.
to make misleading selections from or arrangement of (fact, statements, writings, etc.); distort:
to garble a quotation.
(n.)an act or instance of garbling.
Origin of garble:
1400–50; late ME garbelen to remove refuse from spices < early It garbellare to sift < Ar gharbala < LL crībellāre, der. of crībellum, dim. of L crībrum sieve (see -elle )
falsify, distort, garble, warp(verb)
make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
To sift or bolt, to separate the fine or valuable parts of from the coarse and useless parts, or from dross or dirt; as, to garble spices.
To pick out such parts of as may serve a purpose; to mutilate; to pervert; as, to garble a quotation; to garble an account.
To make false by mutilation or addition
The editor garbled the story.
Origin: garbeler, from garbellare, from غربل.
to sift or bolt, to separate the fine or valuable parts of from the coarse and useless parts, or from dros or dirt; as, to garble spices
to pick out such parts of as may serve a purpose; to mutilate; to pervert; as, to garble a quotation; to garble an account
impurities separated from spices, drugs, etc.; -- also called garblings
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